William J. McConnell

Center for Global Change and Earth Observations

Michigan State University

Manly Miles Building, Room 218

1405 South Harrison Road

East Lansing, MI  48823-5243

Tel: (517) 884-1237

Fax: (517) 353-2932

mcconn64@msu.edu

 

EDUCATION

                    Ph.D.        Graduate School of Geography, Clark University. 2000.

 

                    M.A.         Program in International Development and Social Change, Clark University. 1993.

 

                    B.Sc.         College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley. 1983.

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2015-present        ­Associate Professor, Center for Global Change and Earth Observations,

Project Manager, Food Security and Land Use: The Telecoupling Challenge Project, and

Core Faculty, African Studies Center, Michigan State University

 

2005-2015            Assistant Professor =>Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

                                Core Faculty, African Studies Center, Michigan State University

 

2000-2005            Postdoctoral Fellow=>Assistant Scientist=>Associate Scientist. Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change and Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change, Indiana University

 

1997-2000            Research Assistant=>Lecturer. Graduate School of Geography, Clark University

 

1994-1997            Research Fellow. George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University

 

1993-1994            Lecturer and Manager of B.Sc. Environmental Management Degree Programme.

                                Department of Geography and Mapping Science, University of Luton, UK

 

1992-1993            Research Team Leader. George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University

 

1990-1991            Research Fellow. Pew Charitable Trusts Program in Innovative Approaches to Teaching

                                in Conservation and Sustainable Development

 

1988-1990            Instructor and Teaching and Research Assistant. Departments of Geography, Sociology and Government, Clark University

 

1987                       Research Assistant. Ellman, Burke and Cassidy Law Offices, San Francisco, CA

 

1986                       City Planning Intern. Department of Community Development, City of Antioch, CA

 

1983-1985            Community Development Extension Agent. US Peace Corps, Republic of Mali


CONTRACTUAL/CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

 

1999       Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine (Uganda)

1997       Child Reach/Plan International (Nepal)

1996       United States Agency for International Development (Mali)

1995       Volunteers in Technical Assistance (Madagascar)

1994       United States Agency for International Development (Madagascar)

1991       United States Agency for International Development (Mali)

1990       United Nations Institute for Training and Research (Kenya)

1990       International Resources Group (Mali)

1988       Africa Now (Kenya)

 

GRANTS

 

A Systems Approach to Water Sustainability in Megacities under Global Change (Team Member)

2013 – 2014.  Michigan State University Environmental Science and Policy Program and Center

for Water Sciences Water Innovation Research Grant. $99,991

 

International Network of Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (Co-PI) 2008 – 2013.

                National Science Foundation. Award #BCS-0823003 $499,908

 

Local Ecological Knowledge and Environmental Management in the Haute Vallée du Niger (PI) 1990

Pew Charitable Trusts Program in Innovative Approaches to Teaching in Conservation and

Sustainable Development $15,000

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Journal Articles

Kramer, D.B., J. Hartter, A. E. Boag, M. Jain, K. Stevens, J. Liu, K. A. Nicholas and W.J. McConnell. In preparation. Top 40 Transformative Questions in Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS) Research.

Viña, Andrés, William J. McConnell, Hongbo Yang, Zhenci Xu and Jianguo Liu. 2016. Effects of conservation policy on China’s forest recovery. Science Advances 2(3) e1500965. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1500965

McConnell, W., A. Viña, C. A. Kull, and C. Batko. 2015. Forest Transition in Madagascar’s Highlands: Initial Evidence and Implications. Land 4(4) 1155-1181; doi:10.3390/land4041155

Zhang, Jindong, Vanessa Hull , Jinyan Huang , Shiqiang Zhou, Weihua Xu, Hongbo Yang,  William J. McConnell, Rengui Li, Dian Liu, Yan Huang, Zhiyun Ouyang, Hemin Zhang, Jianguo Liu. 2015. Activity patterns of the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Mammology. First published online: 25 July 2015. DOI:10.1093/jmammal/gyv118.

Carter, Neil, Andrés Viña, Vanessa Hull, William McConnell, William Axinn, Dirgha Ghimire, Jianguo Liu. 2014. “Coupled Human and Natural Systems Approach to Wildlife Research and Conservation.” Ecology and Society. 19(3): 43. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-06881-190343.

Magliocca, Nicholas R., Thomas K. Rudel, Peter H. Verburg, William J. McConnell, Ole Mertz, Katharina Gerstner, Andreas Heinimann, Erle C. Ellis. 2014. “Synthesis in Land Change Science: Methodological Patterns, Challenges, and Guidelines.” Regional Environmental Change. Published online June 6, 2014. DOI 10.1007/s10113-014-0626-8

McConnell, William J. and Christian A. Kull. 2014. “Protecting Lemurs: Madagascar's Forests.” Letter to Science. 25 April 2014: Vol. 344 no. 6182 p. 358. DOI: 10.1126/science.344.6182.358-a

Liu, Jianguo, Vanessa Hull, Mateus Batistella, Ruth DeFries, Thomas Dietz, Feng Fu, Thomas W. Hertel, Roberto César Izaurralde, Eric F. Lambin, Shuxin Li, Luiz Antonio Martinelli, William McConnell, Emilio F. Moran, Rosamond Naylor, Zhiyun Ouyang, Karen R. Polenske, Anette Reenberg, Gilberto de Miranda Rocha, Cynthia S. Simmons, Peter H. Verburg, Peter M. Vitousek, Fusuo Zhang, Chunquan Zhu. 2013. Framing Sustainability in a Telecoupled World. Ecology and Society 18 (2‎): 26.

McConnell, William J., James D.A. Millington, Nicholas J. Reo, Marina Alberti, Heidi Asbjornsen, Lawrence A. Baker, Nicholas Brozović, Laurie E. Drinkwater, Scott A. Drzyzga, José Fragoso, Daniel S. Holland, Claire A. Jantz, Timothy A. Kohler, Herbert D.G. Maschner, Michael Monticino, Guillermo Podestá, Robert Gilmore Pontius Jr., Charles L. Redman, David Sailor, Gerald Urquhart, and Jianguo Liu. 2011. Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS): Approach, Challenges and Strategies. ESA Bulletin 92(2): 218–228. DOI:10.1890/0012-9623-92.2.218

Viña, A., X. Chen, W. Liu, W. McConnell, W. Xu, Z. Ouyang and J. Liu. 2010. Effects of natural disasters on conservation policies:  The case of the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake, China. Ambio. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-010-0098-0.

Unruh, J, B. McConnell and J. Rodman. 2010. “Environmental change and adaptation in degraded agroecosystems: the case of highland Madagascar.” Area. 42(3): 359–368.

McConnell, W., W. Liu, M. Liu and A. Viña. 2010. Panda Preservation: Remote sensing helps counter natural and human complications. GeoWorld 23(1):16-18.

McConnell, W. 2009. Modeling Human Agency in Land Change in Madagascar: A Review and Prospectus. Madagascar Conservation and Development. 4(1):13-24.

Pontius Jr, Robert Gilmore, Wideke Boersma, Jean-Christophe Castella, Keith Clarke, Ton de Nijs, Charles Dietzel, Zengqiang Duan, Eric Fotsing, Noah Goldstein, Kasper Kok, Eric Koomen, Christopher D. Lippitt, William McConnell, Alias Mohd Sood, Bryan Pijanowski, Snehal Pithadia, Sean Sweeney, Tran Ngoc Trung, A. Tom Veldkamp, and Peter H. Verburg. 2008. Comparing the input, output, and validation maps for several models of land change. Annals of Regional Science 42(1) p.11-47. DOI 10.1007/s00168-007-0138-2.

Young, O., E.  Lambin, F. Alcock, H. Haberl, S. Karlsson, W. McConnell, T. Myint, C. Pahl-Wostl, C. Polsky, P. S. Ramakrishnan, M. Scouvart, H. Schroeder and P. Verburg. 2006. "A Portfolio Approach to Analyzing Complex Human-Environment Interactions: Institutions and Land Change." Ecology and Society 11(2): 31.

Keys, E. and W. McConnell. 2005. "Global Change and the Intensification of Agriculture in the Tropics." Global Environmental Change. 15(4): 320-337.

McConnell, W. and S. Sweeney. 2005. "Challenges of Forest Governance in Madagascar." The Geographical Journal. 171(3): 223-238.

McConnell, W., S. Sweeney and B. Mulley. 2004. “Physical and social access to land: spatio-temporal patterns of agricultural expansion in Madagascar.” Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 101(2-3): 171-184.

McConnell, W. 2002. “Misconstrued Land Use in Vohibazaha: Participatory Planning in the Periphery of Madagascar’s Mantadia National Park.” Land Use Policy. 19(3): 217-230.

McConnell, W. J. 2002. “Madagascar: Emerald Isle or Paradise Lost?” Environment. 44(8): 10-22.

McConnell, W. 2002. “Meeting in the Middle: The Challenge of Meso-Level Integration, a Report.” Land Use Policy. 19 (2): 99-101.

 

Book Reviews

McConnell, W. 2008. Review of Comanagement of Natural Resources; Local learning for poverty reduction. Stephen R. Tyler. Ottawa: In-Focus Collection, International Development Research Centre. 2006. 89pp + cd-rom. Society & Natural Resources 21(3):273-275.

McConnell, W. 2003. Review of Politics, Property and Production in the West African Sahel: Understanding Natural Resources Management. T.A. Benjaminsen and C. Lund (eds.). 2001. 335p. Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Uppsala, Sweden. Africa Today 50(2): 92-97.

 

Books, Book Chapters, Encyclopedia Entries and Conference Proceedings

Pontius, Robert Gilmore Jr, Jean-Christophe Castella, Ton de Nijs, Zengqiang Duan, Eric Fotsing, Noah Goldstein, Kasper Kok, Eric Koomen, Christopher D. Lippitt, William McConnell, Alias Mohd Sood, Bryan Pijanowski, Peter Verburg and A. Tom Veldkamp. under revision. “Lessons and Challenges in Land Change Modeling Derived from Synthesis of Cross-Case Comparisons.” in Trends in Spatial Analysis and Modelling. Springer.

Hull, V. W. McConnell, M. Linderman and J. Liu and. 2016. Towards a Sustainable Future. Chapter 15 in Pandas and People; Coupling human and natural systems for sustainability. (J. Liu, V. Hull, W. Yang, A. Viña, and X. Chen, eds.) Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780198703549.

McConnell, W. 2015. “Land Change: The Merger of Land Cover and Land use Dynamics.” In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 13. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 220–223. ISBN: 9780080970868

McConnell, William J. and Christian A. Kull. 2014. “Deforestation in Madagascar: Debates over the island’s forest cover and challenges of measuring forest change.” pp. 67-104 in Conservation and Environmental Management in Madagascar. Ivan Scales, ed. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-52877-1.

Ojima, D., W. McConnell, E. Moran, B.L. Turner II, J. Canadell and S. Lavorel. 2007. “The Future Research Challenge: the Global Land Project” in Terrestrial Ecosystems in a Changing World. J. Canadell, D. Pataki, and L. Pitelka (eds.),  Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany.

Geist, H, W. McConnell, E. Moran, D. Alves and T. Rudel. 2006. "Causes and Trajectories of Land-Use/Cover Change." Chapter 3 in Land Use and Land Cover Change: Local Processes, Global Impacts. Eric Lambin and Helmut Geist (eds.). Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany . pp. 41-70.

Global Land Project (2005) Science Plan and Implementation Strategy. IGBP Report No. 53/IHDP Report No. 19. IGBP Secretariat, Stockholm. 64pp. Editors: Dennis Ojima, Emilio Moran, William McConnell, Mark Stafford Smith, Gregor Laumann, João Morais and Bill Young.

McConnell, W. and E. Keys. 2005. “Meta-Analysis of Agricultural Change in the Tropics.” in Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Human-Environment Interactions in Forest Ecosystems. Emilio F. Moran and Elinor Ostrom (eds.). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. pp 325-353. ISBN=0-262-13453-5.

Unruh, J., H. Nagendra, G. Green, W. McConnell and N. Vogt. 2005. “Cross-Continental Comparisons: Africa and Asia.” in Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Human-Environment Interactions in Forest Ecosystems. Emilio F. Moran and Elinor Ostrom (eds.). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. pp. 303- 324. ISBN=0-262-13453-5.

Parker, D., T. Berger, S. Manson and W. McConnell (eds.). 2002. Agent-Based Models of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change: Report and review of an international workshop. Land Use and Cover Change Project Report Series No. 6. LUCC Focus 1 Office: Bloomington, IN. ISSN: 1138-7424

McConnell, W. 2001. “Land Use and Cover Change.” in The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, N. Smelser and P. Bates (eds.). Elsevier: Oxford, U.K. pp. 8251-5.

McConnell, W. and E. Moran (eds.) 2001. Meeting in the Middle: The Challenge of Meso-Level Integration. Land Use and Cover Change Project Report Series No. 5. LUCC Focus 1 Office: Bloomington, IN. ISSN: 1138-7424

Ford, R. and W. McConnell. 2001. “Linking Geomatics and Participation to Manage Natural Resources in Madagascar.” in Biological Diversity: Balancing Interests Through Adaptive Collaborative Management,  L. Buck, et al. (eds.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. pp. 385-405. ISBN: 0849300207

McConnell, W. 1996. “Local Ecological Knowledge and Agriculture in the Haute Vallee du Niger, Republic of Mali, W. Africa,” in Indigenous Knowledge and Change in African Agriculture. Studies in Technology and Social Change Series, No. 26 0896-1905. W.M. Adams and Jan Slikkerveer (eds.) Ames, Iowa: Technology and Social Change Program, Iowa State University.

 

Theses

McConnell, W. 2000. Human-Environment Relations in Madagascar: The Importance of Spatial and Temporal Perspective. PhD. Dissertation Clark University, Worcester, MA.

McConnell, W. 1993. Local Ecological Knowledge and Environmental Management in the Haute Vallee du Niger, Republic of Mali, W. Africa. Master's Thesis Clark University, Worcester, MA.

 

Professional Reports

McConnell, W. 1996. “A Geographic Information Systems Strategy for the Establishment of Digital Geographic Data Standards and for the Promotion of GIS for Policy- and Decision-Support in the Republic of Mali: Report of the Consultant to the GIS Users Group.” United States Agency for International Development in the Republic of Mali.

Karaska, G., R. Andriamananjara and W. McConnell. 1996. “Rural-Urban Dynamics in the Fianarantsoa and Mahajanga High Potential Zones.” Clark University and the Institut Malgache des Techniques de Planification. Report to the United State Agency for International Development/Madagascar on Phase I of the Madagascar Regional Analyses Project.

Karaska, G., W. McConnell and S. Winterstein. 1995. “Analyses of the West African Long-Term Perspectives Study from the Perspective of Rural-Urban Dynamics and Incorporating Geomatics.” Clark University. Report to United State Agency for International Development Global Bureau.

Karaska, G., W. McConnell, S. Piriou, J.M. Jolly and D. Midgarden. 1993. “Socio-Economic Conditions of Farmers in Mali: Opportunities for Success in Integrated Pest Management.” Clark University. Report to United State Agency for International Development/ARTS/FARA on the Pest and Pesticide Management Practices and Policies Project.

McConnell, W. 1992. " Manantali Resettlement Project, Phase II." Project Paper Amendment No. 1. 625-0955. US Agency for International Development, Mali.

Hecht, J. and W. McConnell. 1990. “GIS: An Analytical Tool for Natural Resources Management in the Sahel.” Report to United State Agency for International Development Global Bureau. International Resources Group and Clark University.

Abbott, V. and W. McConnell. 1984. "Remarques sur les foyers ameliores." US Peace Corps, Mali.

 

 

Newsletter Articles

McConnell, W. 2010. “CHANS Events at the 2010 AAG Annual Meeting.” AAG Newsletter, March. Association of American Geographers.

McConnell, W. 2007. “The Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability.” Global Land Project Newsletter. No. 3.

Geist, Helmut, Eric Lambin, William McConnell, and Diógenes Alves 2005. Causes, Trajectories and Syndromes of Land-Use/Cover Change. IHDP Update 03/05:6–7.

McConnell, W. 2004. "Forest Cover Change – Tales of the Unexpected." International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Newsletter. No. 57: 8-11.

McConnell, W. 2003. "Trajectories of Land Change in the Tropics." Land Use and Cover Change Newsletter. No. 9: 5.

Moran, E. and W. McConnell. 2003. "Land Open Science Conference: Integrated Research on Coupled Human-Environmental Systems." Land Use and Cover Change Newsletter. No. 9: 8-9.

McConnell, W. 2002. "Linking Household Surveys and Remotely Sensed Data: Socio-Economic Questionnaires on the Web." Land Use and Cover Change Newsletter. No. 8: 16-17.

Geist, H., E. Lepers, W. McConnell, E. Lambin and N. Ramankutty. 2002. “Land Use and Land-Cover Change: Meta-analyses of the causes and synthesis of the rates of change.” International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change Update No. 4/2002: 15.

McConnell, W. 2001. “Why and How People and Institutions Matter Beyond Economy.” International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Newsletter. No. 47: 20-22.

McConnell, W. 2000. "Headed for Breakthroughs in the Understanding of Land Use Dynamics." Land Use and Cover Change Newsletter. No. 5: 5

 

CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

“Degradation or Rehabilitation in the Highlands of Madagascar? Challenging received wisdom” Clayton Batko, William McConnell and Andrés Viña. Poster presented at the University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum, Michigan State University, April 10, 2015.

“Land Change Meta-analysis: Expert Experiences & State of the Art.” Global Land Project/Global Collaboration Engine Land Change Meta-analysis Workshop. de Roos, Amsterdam, May 16-17, 2012.

“Challenges and Strategies for Interdisciplinary Research: Lessons from the International Network of Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems.” Ecological Research in Agricultural Landscapes: The 2011 KBS LTER All Scientist Meeting. MSU Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI. April 15, 2011.

“Spatially Explicit Models of Land Change in Madagascar.” Key Lab of Systems Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, May 12, 2009. Beijing.

“International Network of Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems.” Poster presented at the 2009 Meetings of the US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology, Snowbird, UT. 12-16 April, 2009.

“Coupled Human and Natural Systems Research at MSU.” Environmental Science and Policy Program Networking Event.” December 4, 2008.

“Household dynamics and population growth: Impacts on water infrastructure.” Dreelin, E. A., R. M. McNinch, W. J. McConnell, J. B. Rose, and J. Liu. Poster presented at 2008 World Water Congress and Exhibition, International Water Association. 7-12 September 2008. Vienna, Austria.

“Forestation of the Post-Colonial Madagascan Highlands.” Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA. 2007.

“Current progress in dynamic land change modeling." Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL. 2006.

“Harmonization and standardized development of land cover data.” 6th Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community. Bonn, Germany. 2005.

“The Global Land Project.” Poster presented at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO. 2005.

"Progress and challenges in LUCC." International Workshop on Integrated Assessment of the Land System: The future of land use." Institute for Environmental Studies, Amsterdam. 2004.

"Agricultural Trajectories in the Tropics: Evidence from the Comparative Analysis of Case Studies."     99th Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, LA. 2003.

"Land Use and Cover Change - Recent Activities." IGBP Land Transition Meeting, in Bilthoven, The Netherlands. 2002.

"Introduction to LUCC Focus 1." Workshop on Ecological processes in urban ecosystems: toward an international synthesis. IGBP-GCTE. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. 2002.

"Land Use and Cover Change: The Importance of Harmonization." United Nations Environment Program, Food and Agriculture Organization meeting on development of the Land Cover Classification System software, and the Global Land Cover Network held in Artimino, Italy. 2002

"Land Use and Cover Change: The Importance of Harmonization." United States Geological Survey meeting on the utility of the Land Cover Classification System, at the EROS Data Center in Sioux Falls, SD, USA. 2002.

 “Land Use and Cover Change - Recent Activities.” International Symposium on LUCC Contributions to Asian Environmental Problems. Tokyo, Japan. 2001.

“The State of Land Use and Cover Change.” NASA Land Cover and Land Use Change Program Science Team Workshop. Adelphi, Maryland. 2001.

“Land Use and Cover Change and Integrative Science.” Biocomplexity Workshop: Integrating Social Science into Long Term Ecological Research Programs: Census, GIS, and Historical Methods. Tempe, Arizona. 2001

“The Land Use and Cover Change Perspective.” Human Impacts on Terrestrial Ecosystems Workshop. Bern, Switzerland. 2001.

“Vulnerability and Land Use.” International Workshop on Vulnerability and Global Environmental Change. Stockholm, Sweden. 2001

“Why and How People and Institutions Matter Beyond Economy.” Global Change Open Science Conference. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2001.

“Human-Environment Relations in Madagascar: The Importance of Spatial and Temporal Perspective.” 16th Annual Symposium of the U.S. Chapter of International Association of Landscape Ecology, Tempe, Arizona. 2001.

“Human-Environment Relations in Madagascar: The Importance of Spatial and Temporal Perspective.” 97th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York City, NY. 2001.

“Protected Areas and Peripheral Communities, GIS in the Rift.” 94th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA. 1998.

“Socio-Economic Conditions of Farmers in Mali: Opportunities for Success in Integrated Pest Management.” Dakar. 1994.

“Local Ecological Knowledge and Agriculture in the Haute Vallée du Niger, Republic of Mali, W. Africa” Society for Conservation Biology. University of Wisconsin, Madison. 1991.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND APPOINTED OFFICES

 

User Working Group Member, Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center in NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System hosted by CIESIN at Columbia University (2016 – 2020)

Editorial Advisory Board, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment (Elsevier) (2009 – present)

Environmental Commission, Meridian Charter Township (Chair 2015-  )

All-University Traffic and Transportation Committee, Michigan State University (Chair 2009-2010)

Association of American Geographers, Cultural and Political Ecology and Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Specialty Groups

Faculty Affairs Committee, Bloomington Faculty Council, Indiana University

 

PEER REVIEW

 

African Geographical Review (2009, 2010)

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment (2004, 2005, 2007, 2009[2], 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014[3], 2015)

Annals of the Association of American Geographers (2003, 2009)

Applied Geography (2005)

Conservation Biology (2009, 2013)

Earth Interactions (2004)

Ecological Engineering (2011)

Ecology and Society (2005, 2009)

Environmental Conservation (2006, 2007, 2011)

Environmental Management (2004, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2014)

Environmental Modeling and Software (2008, 2009)

Geographical Journal (2006, 2008, 2010)

Geophysical Research Letters (2010)

Global and Planetary Change (2004)

Global Environmental Change (2005)

International Regional Science Review (2006)

Journal of Environmental Management (2006, 2011)

Journal of Geography (1999)

Journal of Land Use Science (2008, 2011, 2014[2]), 2015[2], 2016[2])

Land Degradation and Development (2003)

Landscape and Urban Planning (2010)

Landscape Ecology (2006, 2010, 2016)

Land (2015)

Land Use Policy (2008)

Madagascar Conservation and Development (2012, 2015)

Mountain Research and Development (2003, 2007)

Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (2002)

Population and Environment (2008, 2009, 2011)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2005)

Progress in Physical Geography (2014[2])

Regional Environmental Change (2004, 2007, 2013, 2015)

Remote Sensing (2014)

Science (2006)

 

American Fisheries Society (2013)

Elsevier Academic Press (2016)

Kluwer Academic Publishers (2001)

Sage Publications (2006)

CIESIN (2005)

 

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Germany) (2011, 2012)

ETH Zurich Research Commission (Switzerland) (2008)

National Science Foundation (US) (2004, 2005, 2008, 2011[2], 2012, 2014[2], 2015)

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada) (2009)

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Netherlands) (2009)

US Agency for International Development (2013)

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

US Peace Corps, Republic of Mali, West Africa

Integrated Rural Development Pre-Service Training, Souban Training Facility.

Summer 1985 (12 weeks). 12 participants

Instructor

 

Clark University, Worcester, MA

                Sociology 100: Introduction to Sociology

                                Fall 1988 (53 students); Spring 1989 (58 students)

                                Graduate Teaching Assistant for Professor Joanna Hadjicostandi

                Government 205: Roots of Political Theory

                                Fall 1989 (26 students)

                                Graduate Teaching Assistant for Professor Knut Rasmussen

                International Development 325: GIS for Regional Development

                                Spring 1990  (6 students)

                                Instructor

 

United Nations Institute for Training and Research, Nairobi, Kenya

                Training of African Scientists in GIS and Image Processing for African Environmental Problems

Regional Centre for Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing

Summer 1990 (10 weeks) (10 participants)

Lead Instructor

 

University of Luton, Luton, UK

                Mapping Sciences 02: Remote Sensing I (lecture and laboratory)

                                Fall 1993 (25 students); Spring 1994 (35 students)

                                Lecturer

                Mapping Sciences 05: Remote Sensing II (lecture and laboratory)

                                Spring 1994 (81 students)

                                Lecturer

 

Clark University, Worcester, MA

                Geography 298: Field Sampling Methods (lecture and laboratory)

                                Fall 1997 (12 students)

                                Instructor

                Geography 299: Human-Environment Regional Observatory (HERO) Fellowship

                                Summer/Fall 1999 (5 students)

                                Graduate Teaching Assistant for Professor Billie Lee Turner II

 

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

                ESP 804: Environmental Applications and Analysis: Coupling Human and Natural Systems

Fall 2005

Guest Lecturer

                FW852: Systems Modeling and Simulation

Fall 2006

Guest Lecturer

                NSC 491: Sustainability for a Shrinking Planet

                                Spring 2009

Guest Lecturer

                FW 893: Seminar in Fisheries and Wildlife - Coupled Human and Natural Systems

                                Fall 2103

Guest Lecturer

 

 

STUDENT ADVISING/MENTORING

 

Clark University: Kathleen Miner and David Sczcebak, Final Master’s Project Mentor (GIS-ID Program)

Indiana University: Benjamin Timms, PhD Committee (Geography Department)

Michigan State University: Ann Axel, PhD Committee (Department of Fisheries and Wildlife); Steve Cameron, PhD Committee (Department of Geography); Pete Richards PhD Committee (Department of Geography)

Université de Montpellier: Arthur Perrotton (Ecole Doctorale GAIA and CIRAD) PhD Committee

 

Panelist, Africanist Graduate Student Conference (MSU), 2007

Judge, Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Student Organization Symposium (MSU), 2008, 2009

 

WORKSHOPS & SYMPOSIA ORGANIZED

 

Belmont Land Use and Food Security Project Science Meeting. October 5-8, 2015. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Michigan State University.

 

Ecological Sustainability in a Telecoupled World. August 8, 2013. Symposium and Workshop at the Ecological Society of America. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Engaging with Coupled Human and Natural Systems. December 3-5, 2012. Town Hall Meeting and Organized Sessions (Sociohydrology: Discovering Patterns in Coupled Human-Water Resource Systems, and Water Resources Management and Policy in a Changing World: Integrated Planning and Assessment; and Multi-Attribute Assessment and Decision) at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, California.

 

Land Change Meta-analysis. May 16-17, 2012. Workshop organized in conjunction with the Global Collaboration Engine (GLOBE) project at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County at the annual meeting of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Global Land Project. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 

Telecoupling of Human and Natural Systems. February 18, 2011. Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Arts and Sciences. Washington, D.C.

 

Coupled Human and Natural Systems in China and Nepal. October 17-19, 2010. Symposium held at the Global Land Project Open Science Meeting. Tempe, Arizona.

 

Frontiers in Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS): Current Progress and Future Opportunities. April 15, 2010 National Science Foundation. Arlington, Virginia.

 

International Network of Coupled Human and Natural Systems. April 14-18, 2010. Nine oral, panel and illustrated paper sessions organized at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Washington, D.C.

 

Complexity in Human-Nature Interactions across Landscapes. 14 April, 2009. Symposium US Regional Association, International Association for Landscape Ecology. Snowbird, Utah. ~100 participants.

 

Challenges and Opportunities in Research on Complexity of Coupled Human and Natural Systems. 14 April, 2009. Workshop at the Annual Meeting of the US Regional Association, International Association for Landscape Ecology. Snowbird, Utah. ~100 participants.

 

Land Use Harmonization Workshop. 8-10 February 2006. United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization. Rome, Italy. 24 participants.

 

NSF Site Visit, Science and Technology Center Competition. September 29-October 1, 2004. Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 70 participants.

 

NSF Proposal Workshop. August 31-September 2, 2004, Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 49 participants.

 

Trajectories of Land Change in East/Southeast Asia. 7-9 November 2003. East-West Center, Honolulu, HI. 26 participants

 

Trajectories of Land Change in Sub-Saharan Africa, 17-19 May 2003. De Wageningse Berg, Wageningen, The Netherlands. 26 participants.

 

Trajectories of Land Change in Latin America. 16-18 November 2002. Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. 21 participants.

 

Meeting in the Middle: The Challenge of Meso-Level Integration. 17-20 October, 2000. Space Applications Institute, European Union Joint Research Center. Ispra, Italy. 23 participants.